Malthouse Cottage, Ranworth

Offers in Excess of £475,000

In Summary

Status: Completed
Location: Norfolk Broads

Property Type:

Detached Cottage
3 Bedrooms
2 Reception Rooms
2 Bathrooms


Three bedroom cottage • Renovated throughout • Overlooking Malthouse Broad • Ample parking • Idyllic village location • Field views to rear

With the open waters of Malthouse Broad to the front, the tower of St. Helen’s Church rising beyond meadowland to the rear, and a nature reserve on the doorstep, Malthouse Cottage is blessed with an idyllic location in one of Norfolk’s most-loved Broads villages. 

The current owners are long-time residents of Ranworth, and when they acquired this property approximately two years ago, attracted by its proximity to the village amenities and its outlook across the water, they immediately embarked upon a detailed programme of renovation to transform this home into a modern dwelling with strong eco credentials, whilst retaining its essential cottage character and charm.

With one eye on the property’s potential for future development (subject to planning permission) the owners have completely re-wired the property, incorporating visible upgrades such as USB power sockets in the majority of rooms and LED lighting throughout alongside less obvious conveniences such as boosted Wi-Fi, ethernet cabling and redundant circuits to permit expansion of power to the front garden, rear garden and any future extension to the rear of the property.

The first floor bathroom and ground floor shower room have been refitted with contemporary suites, whilst the refurbished kitchen accommodates an American fridge freezer and new appliances, yet retains its cottage charm.

The cosy dual-aspect living room incorporates a wood burner which complements the cottage’s air source heating system, guaranteeing a warm welcome all year round.

The property has three good-sized bedrooms, two on the first floor, which enjoy exceptional views to the front and rear of the property, whilst on the ground floor the double bedroom is large enough to accommodate an additional home office set-up, or to be used as a spacious dining room, depending on your preference.

Malthouse Cottage is set back from the road behind a newly-installed wooden fence, with twin wooden gates leading to an asphalt and gravel driveway which provides parking for several vehicles, with convenience lighting along the length of the driveway. The majority of the front garden is laid to lawn with mature shrubs and a naturally-planted dyke towards the front boundary of the property. 

The rear garden is terraced, rising toward meadowland at the rear of the property. Predominantly lawned, the garden incorporates several paved patio areas, an outdoor training area and a wood store. 

Malthouse Cottage has an undeniably varied appeal, and whilst it will attract buyers looking for a primary residence in a beautiful location, it will also be of interest to those seeking a delightful holiday home or an investment opportunity.

Viewing is highly recommended, and is exclusively available through Pendefords – the Individual Property Specialists.

Properties in Ranworth are highly sought-after, and rarely come to market. This picturesque village, situated within the Norfolk Broads National Park, offers an escape from the fast pace of urban life with countryside walks, boating and nature reserves on the doorstep.

Like many villages within the Broads, the character of Ranworth changes with the seasons. In the Spring and Summer, the village is a popular tourist destination, with walkers, cyclists, wildlife enthusiasts and boaters visiting the staithe, which is home to the village stores, Post Office and cafe, and the popular village pub. Although it’s busy, Ranworth seldom feels crowded, and the atmosphere is one of relaxed enjoyment.

In the Autumn and Winter, Ranworth is peaceful, with an abundance of local wildlife, and quiet lanes ideal for country walks. The area is picturesque all year round, with fantastic views available from the tower of St. Helen’s Church, known as The Cathedral of the Broads.

As you would expect, the area is ideal for boating enthusiasts. To the front of Malthouse Cottage is pedestrian access to a small private marina, which offers moorning and dry storage facilities for a variety of craft. Malthouse Broad is accessible from the River Bure, and is approximately two hours from Wroxham by boat.

If you’re travelling by road, Ranworth is approximately 10 miles from the centre of Norwich, with its wealth of amenities, and 4 miles from the village of Acle, home to a medical centre, supermarkets and secondary school.

Entrance Hall

PVCu exterior door and window to front aspect, textured ceiling, stairs to first floor incorporating understairs storage cupboard with recently-upgraded consumer unit, light and power. Built-in cupboard housing Air Source Heat Pump and water cylinder. Wooden flooring, doors to:

Living Room

Dual aspect room with windows to front and side aspect. Textured ceiling, feature fireplace housing wood burner on tiled hearth. Wooden flooring, radiator. Recently upgraded power sockets including USB power and ethernet cabling.

Dining Room / Bedroom Three

Window to front aspect, textured ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, wooden flooring, radiator. Recently upgraded power sockets including USB power, CAT C data cabling and TV point (Freeview HD).


Dual aspect room with window to side aspect and window and exterior PVCu door to rear. Smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights. Comprehensive range of recently fitted units incorporating ceramic hob with extractor hood over, single oven, American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, ceramic tiled floor, recently upgraded electrical sockets including USB power.

Shower Room

Obscure glazed window to rear aspect, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, plumbing for washing machine, vanity washbasin with undersink cabinet and mixer tap, shower cubicle with electric shower over, automatic extractor fan, ceramic tiled floor, radiator.

First floor landing

Window to front aspect, textured ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, fitted carpets, Wi-Fi booster. Doors to:

Bedroom One

Dual aspect room with windows to front and side aspects, textured ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, radiator, fitted carpets, recently upgraded electrical sockets including USB power, made-to-measure window blinds.

Bedroom Two

Velux window with integral blind to rear aspect, textured ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, radiator, fitted carpets. Loft access hatch with integral wooden ladder, leading to boarded loft space with light and power, Wi-Fi booster and CCTV system.


Window to side aspect, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, recently fitted suite incorporating L-shaped bath with glass shower screen and rainfall shower over, vanity washbasin with mixer tap, dual-flush W.C., automatic extractor fan, ceramic flooring, wall-mounted heated towel rail.


To the front of the property

The garden is bounded by a recently-installed timber fence with concrete posts and gravel boards and twin timber gates, and is predominantly laid to lawn with a large driveway providing parking for several vehicles. External sensor lights and external timer lights provide ample illumination.

To the rear of the property

The terraced rear garden is bounded by close-board timber fencing and predominantly laid to lawn with paved patio areas, an outdoor training area and a wood store. There are several outdoor power sockets including an additional power supply to the far corner of the garden suitable for patio heaters etc.

Tenure: Freehold                        

Council Tax Rating: E 

Disclaimer: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only. Potential buyers are advised to recheck measurements before committing to any expense. We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures or services and it is in the buyers interest to check the working condition of any appliances. A buyer should ensure that their legal representative confirms as soon as possible all matters relating to title including the extent and boundaries of the property and other important matters before exchange of contracts.

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